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    Conversation with PMB

Conversation with PMB

Hello. Good evening. Who’s this please?Good evening, His Eminence!Good evening, sir. May I know who’s on the line please?Your Eminence, you mean you cannot guess? What happened to your anointing?Boss, you should know I’m a very busy man. Kindly tell me who you are and what I can do for you. See, I’ve been traveling in the past 24 hours [...]

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    2019: Osinbajo on 2023

2019: Osinbajo on 2023

In an election season, especially Nigeria’s electoral cycle that can better be described as a scorch-earth contestation for political power in which what the highly Politically Exposed Persons (h-PEP) says can deliberately be misconstrued and/or intentionally twisted in order to arrive at a pre-determined conclusion (no matter how senseless and outlandish) in their bids for votes, anything and anyone is [...]

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    All the President’s Men: On national (in)security

All the President’s Men: On national (in)security

We live in a society where the ruling class has lost their moral compass and the prevailing trend is staying silent in the face of severe threats to our collective existence as a nation; recent events and the lamentable situation across the country is a matter of grave concern to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, partisan affiliations or creed.In the [...]

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    Memories of Shehu Shagari 

Memories of Shehu Shagari 

I first saw Alhaji Shehu Shagari at his house at Gobirawa Quarters, Sokoto, sometime in 1972. Earlier that year, my elder brother Ibrahim entered Koko Secondary School, then at its temporary site in Birnin Kebbi, and he found himself in the same class with Shagari’s son, Ahmadu. During the holidays, Ibrahim took me to see Ahmadu Shagari and there we saw the Federal Commissioner for Finance, who [...]

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    Corruption as a peculiar mess besetting Nigerian politics

Corruption as a peculiar mess besetting Nigerian politics

A famous unlettered lbadan politician is associated with part of the title of this article when he famously pronounced the term Peculiar Mess as PENKELEMES. But that parody is not the focus of this piece which is aimed at identifying and advising against allowing allegations and counter allegations of corruption against the APC and PDP presidential candidates seize the political atmosphere.As [...]

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    Stop the deception – there are no 12 million rice farm-holders in Nigeria

Stop the deception – there are no 12 million rice farm-holders in Nigeria

As an economist I have an inquiring mind. What the profession teaches in essence, is the need to keep asking questions. And for that reason, there is nothing called an ‘economic expert’, except you are experts in asking questions. Anyone who says they are an expert in economics is a fraud, simple. Pay them their consultancy fees because that is [...]

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    Before we move to the Next Level

Before we move to the Next Level

As frightening and devastating as the current security situation in Nigeria, particularly in the North is, it may concern many of us that what we don’t know may far be more than what we know regarding the current spate of violence, atrocities and senselessness bedevilling the land. For example, about forty kidnapping, robbery and related incidences were locally reported in [...]

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    How Nigeria killed Badeh, Alkali 

How Nigeria killed Badeh, Alkali 

The gory pictures of General Idris Alkali in soiled shroud as he was ferreted out of the shallow well his traducers dumped him and General Alex Badeh, felled by evil doers will forever prey on the minds of their families and friends. The Nigerian Army, after weeks of searching for the remains of Retired General Alkali, had discovered his body [...]

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    Re: Let there be jobs

Re: Let there be jobs

Kindly permit me some space for a rejoinder to Simon Kolawole's column dated 23 December, 2018 with the above title. My locus standi is established by the fact that I am running for president and I am one of those who strongly believe that government has a strong role in job creation – especially in a toddler economy and society like [...]

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    On the man and the system: Keyamo speaking loud in favour of Atiku

On the man and the system: Keyamo speaking loud in favour of Atiku

To be very honest, I thought President Goodluck Jonathan was going to rig the 2015 Presidential elections and that thought crept in from the day, Femi Fani-Kayode was made the spokesman of his Presidential campaign. FFK was a talking time bomb. Patience Jonathan's comments on how 'people dey born shidren troway for the other side' targeted at the north, stuck [...]

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